igerian Soldiers Given Death Penalty For Mutiny

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A Nigerian court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by Boko Haram in August.
A lawyer for the soldiers said the 54 would face a firing squad. Five others were acquitted.
Troops have complained that they are not being given enough weapons and ammunition to fight Boko Haram.
The group has been waging an insurgency since 2009 and is seeking to create an Islamist state in north-eastern Nigeria.
More than 2,000 people have died in attacks blamed on Boko Haram so far this year and thousands more have been displaced by the fighting.
The court martial began in October and was conducted behind closed doors. Military officials were not available for comment afterwards.
Defence lawyer Femi Falana said the soldiers were all accused of “conspiring to commit mutiny against the authorities of 7 Division, Nigerian Army”.
All the soldiers had denied the charges and the sentence is subject to approval by senior officers.
In a similar case in September, 12 soldiers were sentenced to death for mutiny and the attempted murder of a commanding officer in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.- BBC
This military sef for naija, why won’t they refuse to fight when they are not even properly equipped to fight the Boko Haram millitants.

Chinese village banishes boy aged EIGHT because he is HIV-positive – with even his grandfather signing the petition

A boy aged just eight has been banished from a Chinese village – because he was found to be HIV-positive.

The youngster’s own grandfather was among 200 people in the community, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, who signed a petition to expel the child to ‘protect villagers’ health’.

It has been reported that the boy – who was given the pseudonym Kunkun by Chinese media – contracted the virus from his mother.

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The case, reported in the Global Times newspaper, has highlighted the stigma attached to the disease in China, where many sufferers face widespread discrimination.

Previous reports said the boy was refused admission to local schools and villagers would avoid contact with him.

‘Nobody plays (with me), I play alone,’ Kunkun said, according to a report on the website of the People’s Daily newspaper.

The website also said Kunkun was referred to as a ‘time bomb’ in the petition.

Oro sends traditional warning accross to the annang nation

It has come to my notice that the Oro nation who are really battling to occupy the Hilltop mansion come 2015 sent a traditional warning to the annangs telling them to warn thier son in person of his excellency Godswill Akpabio to desist from presenting Udom Emmanuel as a gorvernorship candidate since they feel that the 2015 gorvernorship position is for them. My humble opinion here is that everbody from Eket senatorial district deserves to contest since its not just Oro that is in that senatorial disyrict and this includes Udon Emmanuel who is also from that district. Although am not in support of Udom Emmanuel contesting I think he deserves a chance to contest as this is part of his fundamental human right which is a right to vote and ne voted for.
Continue reading Oro sends traditional warning accross to the annang nation

UnHappy Children’s Day!!! #BringBackOurGirls: Oga Sir Insists “We Shall Not Be Moved”

The abducted Chibok secondary School girls and the incessant bombings of different parts of the North-East region of Nigeria have continued to come tops on every circle of the Society and entertainment is not left out.
Even to campaign for the release of the over 200 teen girls. Continue reading UnHappy Children’s Day!!! #BringBackOurGirls: Oga Sir Insists “We Shall Not Be Moved”

Captain Iniobong Ekong says he doesnt own Play Terrace club Uyo in court, is he the chief security or manager?

I read an article today about Captain Iniobong Ekong and Ifreke Nseowo the self acclaimed youngest journalist in uyo.
In this article on the Ink Newspaper today Captain Ekong sued Ifreke for 500 million because he sayed he owns Play Terrace Continue reading Captain Iniobong Ekong says he doesnt own Play Terrace club Uyo in court, is he the chief security or manager?

I Think This Article is targetted at Senator Helen Esuene’s campaign article on the Ink Newspaper.

On this weeks edition of Ink newspaper Senator Helen said she will provide 50,000 jobs annually and next thing I saw was this article on facebook.
When I hear politicians promise to create as much as 50,000 jobs annually, especially when the best backing to that promise is creating clusters of training centres for skill acquisition, I’m amazed at what these so-called politicians perceive as a “job”. It’s baffling how these politicians expect an unemployed graduate (after 5-6 years studying law in a university) to abandon that degree and instead “learn” a skill or craft that would be less than his/her expectation or benefit, as an undergraduate.

I want to believe the assumption of job-creation, as experienced over the years and as perceived by politicians, is the use of taxpayers money to fund individuals’ small and medium scale businesses, skill acquisition schemes, etc, whose progress in the end won’t be monitored enough to expand the scheme and in the process, increase the number of beneficiaries in geometric progression over time. That’s not what we need in a new Nigeria.

We are in the industrial age, creating industries, not revamping old ones only, based on market demand for goods whose raw materials and market demand are readily available, will need workforce; administrative and technical staff, especially if such industries produce goods that can compete with substitutes already in the market. Top management, senior level staff (production managers, marketers, plant engineers, etc) as well as lower-level staff (drivers, plant technicians, sundry workers, etc) will make up the workforce of at least 500 staff per industry. These are the kind of jobs we need bureaucrats to conceive, not conceiving skill-acquisition schemes.

It is also a better way to invest taxpayers’ money. Proper management of these industries set-up for the sole aim of making profits and breaking even, tackling unemployment in the process, will ensure a better Return On Investment for government at any level, rather than funding small & medium scale enterprises that will benefit but a few.

Every politician needs to have a clear-cut agenda on industrialisation [creation of new industries, not a “revamping of old, dilapidated industries”] that is workable and feasible enough to ensure Return on Investment for the government.